Your annual tax notice covers the period from January 1st to December 31st.
The annual tax notices are mailed out mid May.
Taxes are due on the date shown on the tax notice.
Yes, Thorhild County has a TIPP (tax instalment payment plan) program. Taxes must be at a zero ($0.00) balance before joining the TIPP program.
Tax Notices are sent to the mailing address recorded at the Alberta Land Titles Office or last known address given by the property owner. It is the responsibility of the property owner to keep accurate address records with the Land Titles office and/or County Taxation department. Under the Municipal Government Act, once mailed, the tax notice is considered to have been received within seven (7) days. Each year, the Thorhild County tax department advertises in the local paper, reminding property owners that the current tax notices have been mailed out. It is the responsibility of the property owner to make sure taxes are paid by the due date.
There is no discount for seniors.
There are several options available to ratepayers regarding payment of taxes. Directly at all major banking institutions Internet/telephone banking Mail – must be postmarked by the Post Office on or before date shown on the tax notice. Directly at the County office located at 801 – 1st street, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with cash, debit or cheque. Cheques may also be deposited into the after hours drop box at the south end of the building.
The Tax Instalment Payment Plan allows ratepayers to make monthly tax payments instead of one lump sum payment in June. Taxes must be at a zero ($0.00) balance before starting the TIPP program. Payments are automatically withdrawn on the 1st of each month starting January 1st. All taxes in good standing will not be charged penalties.
Monthly instalments are calculated by dividing the most recent tax levy by 12. This amount will be withdrawn from your account starting on Jan 1st and continuing on the 1st of each month thereafter until June. An adjustment to incorporate the current assessment levy will be done in June and the adjusted amount will start on July 1st. The tax department will contact TIPP land owners with the adjusted amount that is to be withdrawn from the bank account starting July 1st and continuing to December 1st. When you receive your annual Combined Assessment and Tax Notice in May, if you are enrolled in the TIPP program, please do not pay the amount due.
You must notify Thorhild County in writing at least 15 days prior to the next due date to arrange for withdrawal from the TIPP program.
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